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the tallest dome built in the united states. it's now stands 307 feet 6 inches from the ground 40 feet taller than the united states capital. >> you could spend days going around the building and finding something new. the embellishment, the carvings, it represents commerce, navigation, all of the things that san francisco is famous for. >> the wood you see in the board of supervisor's chambers is oak and all hand carved on site. interesting thing about the oak is there isn't anymore in the entire world. the floors in china was cleard and never replanted. if you look up at the seceiling you would believe that's hand kof carved out of wood and it is a cast plaster sealing and the only spanish design in an arts building. there are no records about how many people worked on this building. the workman who worked on this building did not all speak the same language. and what happened was the person working next to the other person respected a skill a skill that was so wonderful that we have this masterpiece to show the world today. >> we all sound very excited because we have some special guests
united states, which i think is important. i think it was a really good presentation. reminds me of the time we were considering another issue some years ago. this happened to be 555 washington. many nights i would run to maritime plaza and try to imagine that one sliver of time when the sunlight might go past the buildings that were blocking maritime plaza. i don't know if i was ever long enough to stay that sliver of time there might be a shadow cast on a park during the time i was doing my run. i think that is instructive. of course the part of the few shadow is very important. if you are a long ways a way, it is an analogy to twilight. you block part by this distance building, some perforated in the case of the transbay tower, but you still get a lot of the light that turns around through the perforation, around the connicle top. * and there is a difference between a full and diffused shadow. you pointed out parks in the heavily shaded areas, as it is. there are times -- while we love the sun in san francisco, because you have a cool climate, there are times you want to be in
be converted into another unit, which we believe is not allowed under the currently zoning requirement maximum. going to the guidelines they state to articulate the building, maximum impact on the light and privacy to following propertis the following modifications can -- it can impact light on the property. * and the recommendations provide setbacks on the upper floors. right now there are no setbacks other than the front, rear. the side is really important. if you look at the current structure it is actually set back. we would like the new one to be set back as well. it also asks that we -- guidelines say shared light wells, provide more light to both properties. this plan would reduce the light tremendously to the light well and incorporate open railing is a design requirement. now the plan calls for a wall. on privacy, again, the design requirements states that developed window configurations that break the line of sight between house in plan calls for new windows in the light well that do reduce our privacy. one is substantially larger than is currently there. thinking about the building'
concern that was raised not stated in both d.r. applications but during process and review of applications, that is additional unit, disruptive property concept and alleged second unit, which was illegally constructed without building permit, occupied single-family's basement floor with independent access to and from the street. the two concerns regarding parking space removed from garage and this alleged second-door unit has been investigated by housing inspection as well as the department's code enforcement division. the parking space was ready and available once it was inspected. the alleged second door on the unit was not found in inspection. both have been abated by both agencies. this application has been reviewed multiple times by the department's residential design team. prior to mailing out the second building permit notification. reviewed again after both d.r. applications were filed, as well as reviewed by the department's senior management. it is determined that the project would not result in any exceptional or extraordinary circumstances; that no further changes to the final
and my understanding is most of these buildings contain housing in the upper units almost exclusively, it's pretty much all retail, i think the rest have housing and you already said that they're consistent with the general plan for the reasons stated and then the final one was the sustainable communities and what's more sustainable than keeping what we've already got and not having to tear it down and build something new, so it seems that this is extremely well thought of and these are beautiful buildings and i agree also with ms. esther the ground floors need a little work because often we assess the character of a building and we don't -- or maybe are distracted by its beauty by what may be going on in the first floor, perhaps not the use but works well with the building itself or is appealing in and of *it for people to be drawn to the thing but that's an ongoing process and as things hopefully begin to become more economically viable along market particularly, this part of market, these buildings will be the centerpiece and i hope they're the template of what's built to fill in the v
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